Effective Date: November 01, 2015
Expiration Date: November 01, 2020
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Critical Need Position. Competency area in which the Agency is, or will be, at risk, as identified in the NASA workforce plan prescribed by 5 U.S.C. 9802.
Continuous Service. A period of time, beginning at the present and extending back through all periods of term employment in the competitive service not separated by a break of three or more days. The service need not have been performed solely at NASA and may have occurred in one or more Federal agencies.
Same Geographic Location. For purposes of paragraph 7.6.1, this term is defined to mean the same Center (as that in which the employee is currently working), or any component facility serviced by the same HR Office.
Term Appointment. A non-permanent appointment made for up to a maximum of six years. Reasons for making a term appointment include, but are not limited to, project work, extraordinary workload, scheduled abolishment, reorganization, contracting out of the function, uncertainty of future funding, or the need to maintain permanent positions for placement of employees who would otherwise be displaced from other parts of the organization.
Underrepresentation. A situation in which the number of women or members of a minority group within a category of employment constitutes a lower percentage of the total number of employees within the employment category than the percentage of women or the minority group constitutes within the U.S. civilian labor force (5 CFR 720).
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